• An Undocumented Teen's Abortion Would Be Another

    An Undocumented Teen's Abortion Would Be Another "Trauma", A Trump Official Argued

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    Scott Lloyd heads the Office of Refugee Resettlement at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which faces an ongoing lawsuit over its refusal to allow teens in its care to have abortions. In an email to the AP, Lloyd said HHS facilities "should not be supporting abortion services pre or post-release". However, the ACLU argued that the department is unconstitutionally blocking the teens from obtaining abortions.
  • Clare Council give Donald Trump permission to build a wall

    Clare Council give Donald Trump permission to build a wall

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    The application was lodged on December 22, 2016 and has attracted more than 40 submissions from interested parties, including Eammon Ryan TD, West Coast Surf Club; Irish Surf Association Ltd; Save the Waves Coalition; Friends of the Irish Environment; community groups and individuals.
  • United Nations mulls new N Korea sanctions, vote could happen Friday

    United Nations mulls new N Korea sanctions, vote could happen Friday

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    The US proposal will be approved on the condition that none of the 15 members of the Security Council's North Korea sanctions committee object to the ships being designated by Thursday, December 21, 2017. The 10 vessels on the list are suspected of carrying contraband goods in violation of United Nations sanctions related to Pyongyang's nuclear program.
  • 8.8 million sign up for Obamacare in strong showing

    8.8 million sign up for Obamacare in strong showing

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    Enrollment proved strong throughout the 45-day enrollment period, though it hasn't yet matched the 9.2 million who picked policies during last year's period, which ran until January 30. The administration also cut funds for outside groups that help reach and enroll likely ObamaCare consumers by 41 percent. Nevada's health insurance exchange signed up a record number of people in health plans this year, despite a shorter enrollment period.
  • US Demands Blacklist for North Korean Ships

    US Demands Blacklist for North Korean Ships

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    The United States has led a drive to step up sanctions on North Korea in response to Pyongyang's efforts to develop nuclear-tipped missiles capable of hitting the United States. "However, all this depends on how North Korea behaves". "What's important for North Korea to know is that this pressure campaign will not abate, we will not be rolling any of it back, it will only be intensified as time goes by, and it will remain in place until they agree to give up their nuclear weapons and allow ...
  • Two in Five Americans Favor Trump Impeachment Hearings

    Two in Five Americans Favor Trump Impeachment Hearings

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    A similar gap existed among independent voters, which leaned 51 to 35 percent Democrat. 34 percent said they viewed Republicans favorably. Quinnipiac said that by a 50-46 edge, voters think Trump should resign in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations more than a dozen women made against him during the 2016 presidential election campaign.
  • 8.8 million enroll on federal health insurance exchange

    8.8 million enroll on federal health insurance exchange

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    The Trump administration stopped most outreach and other efforts this year aimed at getting people to sign up. CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced the final enrollment on Twitter, and thanked her team for making open enrollment "the smoothest experience for consumers to date".
  • May Set To Avoid Second Defeat After Accepting Change On Brexit Date

    May Set To Avoid Second Defeat After Accepting Change On Brexit Date

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    She refused five times to answer a question from Labour's Yvette Cooper on if the parliament would get a vote in primary legislation on the divorce deal before European Union leaders pass it themselves. And, hinting the vote would in fact be on a "yes-no" motion, she added: "There will be an opportunity for Parliament to vote on that withdrawal agreement, before that legislation is brought into place".
  • The Courts Declare Tie in Bizarre Fight for One Virginia House Seat

    The Courts Declare Tie in Bizarre Fight for One Virginia House Seat

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    Then this morning, the Republican wrote to the recount court saying he had made the wrong decision and the vote should count for Yancey. Democrats decried the decision and indicated they may file a legal challenge. The voter chose Republican candidates for other races, but in the case of the governor's race, an "X" for GOP candidate Ed Gillespie was written and then bubbled in on top of it.
  • Captrust Financial Advisors Invests $645000 in Schlumberger Limited

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    Northern Trust Corp now owns 18,762,468 shares of the oil and gas company's stock valued at $1,235,321,000 after buying an additional 536,928 shares in the last quarter. SLB's profit would be $623.37M giving it 36.27 P/E if the $0.45 EPS is correct. The oil and gas company reported $0.42 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.42.
  • Top US officials again raising pressure on North Korea

    Top US officials again raising pressure on North Korea

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    The United States and Canada say nations from around the world will convene on 16 January to show solidarity against North Korea's nuclear program. These countries include Australia, Britain, France, Ethiopia, Colombia, Philippines, South Africa, Greece, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Thailand, Turkey, and Belgium.
  • Atlanta Finally Has New Mayor After Norwood Concedes Defeat

    Atlanta Finally Has New Mayor After Norwood Concedes Defeat

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    The final numbers show that Bottoms garnered 46,661 votes, or 50.44 percent; and Norwood got 45,840 votes, or 49.56 percent. In a statement sent to FOX 5 News Norwood says, "The process is now complete and although there were some irregularities with the election, I have decided not to contest it".
  • North Korea said to be testing anthrax-tipped ballistic missiles

    North Korea said to be testing anthrax-tipped ballistic missiles

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    He told MPs: "We are looking at North Korea which within the next 12 to 18 months will make a nuclear missile to an intercontinental range ballistic missile that could reach London and we can't deal with that". " North Korea is also pursuing chemical and biological weapons which could also be delivered by missile". Biological weapons such as anthrax used to be one of the country's main weapons of mass destruction, with production overseen by the country's Fifth Machine Industry Bureau, ...
  • Jerusalem: UN resolution rejects Trump's declaration

    Jerusalem: UN resolution rejects Trump's declaration

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    USA permanent envoy to the UN Nikki Haley declared that the United States will "take names" to shame those countries who oppose the U.S. position on Jerusalem . "We don't care", Trump said. But Palestinians living there seek part of the city as a capital for a future independent state. "The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in this assembly", Haley said.
  • New York Times' Glenn Thrush To Return To Work After Allegations

    New York Times' Glenn Thrush To Return To Work After Allegations

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    Vox reported that a 23-year-old accuser said Thrush "left her in tears after she resisted his advances" on a Washington street corner. Times lawyer Charlotte Behrendt led an internal investigation against Thrush that "involved interviews with more than 30 people in NY and Washington, both inside and outside The Times ", according to the paper.
  • Cuban leader Raul Castro is stepping down in April

    Cuban leader Raul Castro is stepping down in April

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    Fidel Castro died in November 2016. 2018 will be the first year that the island has not had a Castro as president in almost 60 years. Many Cubans and outside observers expect Castro to be replaced as president by First Vice President Miguel Diaz Canel, 57, who has promised to continue Castro's policies.
  • Presidents of South Africa, Zimbabwe to Strengthen Trade, Cooperation

    Presidents of South Africa, Zimbabwe to Strengthen Trade, Cooperation

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    He pledged to establish e-government through reliable Internet connectivity, in order to fight corruption. According to the president, corruption was the major source of some of the economic challenges bedeviling the nation. Mnangagwa, 75, said his government will improve business regulations and review investment laws that limit foreign ownership. He appealed to the business community to exercise restraint and avoid wanton price increases of basic goods and services that have been ...